Tour a $4.85M Waterfront Estate in Old Lyme Dotted with Elegant Cottages

Connecticut counts all types of luxurious waterfront estates. There’s those along the Sound, their docks stretching outward toward Long Island with the promise of adventure. Some even sit on small islands, bordering no property but the ocean on any given side. Lakes and ponds dot the serene state, as well, providing opportunities for waterfront living. But, perhaps the most underrated of these properties? Those along Connecticut rivers. One such home just arrived on the market, an enchanting Old Lyme estate comprised of two addresses. Located at 1 & 3 Marsh Road and known as Marsh House, the compound of cottages asks $4.85 million.

Marsh House itself, sited at 1 Neck Road, was built as a stone sheep barn in 1912. Stunningly renovated in the years since, the fairytale, English countryside-esque home enjoys arched windows, slate roofing, and gorgeous woodwork. Verdant gardens surround the structure, with a tennis court and pool gracing the grounds as well.

Next door, the Boathouse supplies guest quarters and a kitchen of its own so visitors can feel right at home. Then at 3 Neck Road lies the Gate House, a circa-1900 two-bedroom home ideally suited for a caretaker or more guests.

All told, the 14.6-acre estate along Lieutenant River offers 6,742 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There’s even room for another building if someone wishes to make this a legacy property fit for large family gatherings. Jennifer Caulfield of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing, coming complete with its own dock.